Waste Collection Permit: When is it required?
A Waste Collection Permit (WCP) is required where a person wishes to collect waste for the purposes of reward or profit. In accordance with Section 24 (1) of the Waste Management ( Collection Permit) Regulations 2007 & 2008, a WCP is valid for 5 years from the day it was granted. The WCP is issued...READ ARTICLE >
What is “Trade Effluent” and what licences are required?
Trade effluent is any liquid discharge which is not domestic sewage (toilet, bath or hand washing waste, < 5 m3/day) or uncontaminated surface water and roof drainage (rainwater), that is to be disposed of from a business premises to the public sewer system, surface water or groundwater. Trade effluent may contain materials such as oil, grease, nutrients,...READ ARTICLE >
Environmental regulatory compliance is an opportunity to optimise the management of resources to add value or create cost savings. Ireland has a well-developed system of environmental legislation which is principally administered and enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Regional/local authorities throughout Ireland and Irish Water Our clients work with ECOS because we: Know the...READ ARTICLE >
Discharge Licence: Do You need one
A discharge licence is required if you discharge a trade effluent from your premises to either a public sewer, surface water or groundwater. The Water Pollution Act (1977) defined a trade effluent as a wastewater, which is discharged from premises used for carrying on any trade or industry (including mining) but does not include domestic...READ ARTICLE >
Trade Effluent to Sewer Discharge Licence
In order to apply for a licence to discharge trade effluent to sewer you will need to submit an application to Irish Water. Time and time again we come across businesses which have either had difficulties because they have not obtained a licence or have ended up with an unsustainable discharge licence. The former can...READ ARTICLE >
EPA Licence: How to avoid “death by a thousand cuts”
An EPA Licence include those issued in respect of Integrated Pollution Control (IPC), Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) or Waste facilities. When your licence is managed correctly it becomes just another part of your business. When you are not in control the process becomes “death by a thousand cuts”. All EPA licences are issued with a variety of...READ ARTICLE >
Manage your EPA Licence – don’t let it manage you!!!
An EPA licence is issued with a variety of conditions which detail the extent to key issues to be addressed, including: Site Infrastructure Environmental emissions control and abatement measures Inspection, monitoring, and reporting requirements Data Management and Communications Plans There is a significant body of work required to address the conditions presented in IPC, IED or Waste...READ ARTICLE >
EPA Licence: Ensure you have high quality data
The effective management of an EPA Licence is dependant upon the quality of data available. Sampling and monitoring is a requirement of virtually all EPA licenses. The sampling and analysis stages require a high level of competency and quality control in order to ensure the resulting data is reliable, accurate and traceable. A key element...READ ARTICLE >
Licences and Permits
ECOS work with a wide range of business sectors to obtain and manage a variety of environmental licences and permits including: Industrial Emissions (IE) and Integrated Pollution Control (IPC) Waste Licence Waste Facility & Collection Permits Licences to discharge wastewater to sewer, surface water or ground. Solvent certificates of compliance Water Abstractions Register ECOS work...READ ARTICLE >
Article 11 Declaration on Waste Authorisation
Waste disposal and recovery activities generally require a waste authorisation. Which type of authorisation is required is dictated by the classes of waste activity listed in the Third Schedule of the Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations, 2007 (S.I. No. 821 of 2007), as amended in 2008 (S.I. No. 86 of 2008). Authorisation comes in three forms:-...READ ARTICLE >